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Re: Fwd: [tb-cybergardens]: Insurance/No Insurance

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Fwd: [tb-cybergardens]: Insurance/No Insurance
  • From: stoneedie@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:20:46 -0400

We are about to send out a mailing with the info. We are waiting to get a supply of official Parks "incident reports" that we can send out to the gardeners along with the announcement.  You should receive the mailing in the next week or so. 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Adam36055@aol.com
To: williamhohauser@earthlink.net; community_garden@mallorn.com; joncrow@earthlink.net; cybergardens@treebranch.com; stoneedieedie@parks.nyc.gov
Sent: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:40:32 EST
Subject: Re: [cg] Fwd: [tb-cybergardens]: Insurance/No Insurance


Dear Bill,
 
I was not at the "Grow Together," because I had to work, but Green Thumb should have a sheet typed up by now of the new insurance policy. Or you could contact Mr. Lynn at Parks. 
 
Regards, 
Adam Honigman
Has there been a formal announcement of this new policy?

William Hohauser
President
6th Street and Avenue B Garden
New York City


On Mar 22, 2006, at 1:49 PM, adam36055@aol.com wrote:

>  Here's Jon Crow's intial message on Community Garden Insurance  
> from Parks
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jon crow <joncrow@earthlink.net>
> To: cybergardens@treebranch.com
> Sent: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:12:37 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
> Subject: [tb-cybergardens]: Insurance/No Insurance
>
>
> News from the tb-cybergardens mailing  list
> -------------------------------------------------
>
> The biggest news to gardeners at the Annual GrowTogether this past  
> weekend was
> that the Parks department will no longer require gardens to carry  
> insurance.
> In
> the future, as has been the case since our previous insurance policies
> expired,
> anyone hurt in the gardens will have to take their cases through  
> the city
> lawsuit process (maybe Edie can explain more).
>
> As you can imagine, the announcement was followed by cheers of  
> happiness and
> relief, as the rising costs of insuring the gardens was getting  
> unaffordable
> for
> groups with little outside resources. Not to mention our beloved  
> NOSC, which
> almost went broke trying to fund the effort.
>
> Many wondered why sports players were never asked to anti-up with  
> their
> aggressive use of Parks property, while we passive gardeners were  
> expected to
> empty our banks. One convincing reason was always that, unlike  
> Parks, city
> employees were not constant visitors to our garden sites. So, to  
> maintain the
> autonomy of deciding how we use our spaces, we were being asked to  
> make the
> investment.
>
> Now, it seems that no insurance carrier could be found to make  
> coverage
> affordable to the garden groups (NOSC found the same roadblock when  
> it tried)
> and Parks concluded it would make better sense to treat the gardens  
> more like
> b?oparksb?, and let injuries be settled with lawsuits against the  
> City. Note
> to
> garden groups from Benepe: please KEEP YOUR GARDENS SAFE!!!
>
> Big thanks to Parks for figuring this out to our advantage, for  
> trusting us to
> continue stewarding our gardens in a responsible manner, and for  
> making the
> "Parks" Gardens feel a big step closer to being recognized as  
> legitimate City
> Parks properties.
>
> Also, a million thanks go to NOSC for being there for the gardens  
> over the
> years. I was sad that no one from NOSC was at the GrowTogether this  
> year.  In
> my
> mind, they will ALWAYS be part of the heart and soul of the  
> Community Garden
> Movement in NYC.
>
> Left out in this process are the Land Trust Gardens, which continue  
> to look
> for
> an affordable coverage for the properties they will soon own. NYRP  
> will
> continue
> covering their sites, but when TPL passes ownership on to the 3  
> land trust,
> theyb?Tll need to carry that burden themselves.
>
> crow
> -------------------------------------------------
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